Shudusham (world)

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Shudusham/Core (Core 2214)
Milieu 0
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population5 Moderate (900 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4

Shudusham is a high-population, industrial water world, which has 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water and a billion or more sophonts in population size.

  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 10% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • Its economy is rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to rapidly improve barring outside forces.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Core Subsector of Core Sector in the Domain of Sylea.
  • About 50% of the population is composed of Syleans.
  • About 50% of the population is composed of other humans and non-human sophonts.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Shudusham is 94% water, with only a few small land masses peeking above the ocean's surface.

  • The inhabitants, about 12 billion people, live in 50,000 undersea complexes, each independent for air, water, and energy life support, Trade between these complexes consists mostly of food and manufactured goods.
  • Raw materials can be gathered plentifully from the ocean's floor.
  • Besides these ores, the ocean also supplies a variety of plant and animal life for food, medicine, and fibers.
  • This world is part of the Shudusham Cluster.
  • During the Ziru Sirka, this world was known as Lauursha.

Monostellar System[edit]

Shudusham Primary Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Shudusham Primary

M1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]


Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

Point of Interest: Karrigashu Undersea Habitat[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)[edit]

Shudusham, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Shudusham has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of a downport.

World Population (P)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

World Government (G)[edit]

Shudusham is governed by a Feudal Technocracy. Society divides itself based on the technical requirements of the society. Each of these functions are granted as a fief to an individual or group. Leadership of these fiefs determines the head of the government.

  • Shudusham's government is a feudal technocracy. The technocratic government has made some efforts in the past to encourage tourism, but these efforts have been largely unsuccessful because of the atmosphere and crowded conditions.

World Law Level (L)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

Shudusham possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

The government imposes a 250% import duty on interstellar trade, in an attempt to maintain the self-sufficient nature of the world.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.


No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

Historical Data[edit]

During the First Imperium, Shudusham became home to about 200 million Vilani colonists, who settled at first on the surface. These early miners soon built large undersea complexes, both for better proximity to the ocean's resources and because the artificial environment was more livable than that above the ocean.

During the Long Night, Shudusham lost contact with other worlds, and in fact some of the undersea complexes lost contact with other archologies. More than 1,000 years later, when the Sylean Federation was established, it was found that linguistic drift had given different sea cities mutually unintelligible languages. Shudusham's rich mineral ores formed the backbone of the new Sylean Federation's military and industrial power.

In -110, Shudusham was the site of the signing of the Shudusham Concords, an agreement regarding the use of weapons in robots. More than 500 years later, in 404, a group of roboticists meet at Shudusham to share their latest technological breakthroughs. Shudusham was chosen as the site because of its historic significance and central location. The conference was a success; so much so, in fact, that the Shudusham Robotics Conference has continued to meet every ten years since.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.
This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.